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HLOOKUP: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use HLOOKUP in Google Sheets?

HLOOKUP is a function in Google Sheets that allows you to lookup a value in a specific row of a table and return the corresponding value in the same column. For example, if you had a table of employee data with employee ID numbers in the first column and employee names in the second column, you could use the HLOOKUP function to lookup the employee ID number for a specific employee and return the employee's name. To use the HLOOKUP function in Google Sheets, you first need to enter the table of data that you want to lookup values in. Then, in the cell where you want to return the lookup value, enter the following formula:

=HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_range, row_number)

Where:

lookup_value is the value that you want to lookup in the table

table_range is the range of cells that contains the table of data

row_number is the row number in the table that you want to return the lookup value from

What is the syntax of HLOOKUP in Google Sheets?

The HLOOKUP function in Google Sheets syntax is as follows:

=HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, column_index, range_lookup)

The lookup_value is the value you are looking for in the first column of the table_array. The table_array is the table of data that you want to look up the value in. The column_index is the column number in the table_array that you want to return the value from. The range_lookup is either TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, the function will return the value in the column_index if it is found in the table_array. If FALSE, the function will return the closest value to the lookup_value in the table_array.

What is an example of how to use HLOOKUP in Google Sheets?

HLOOKUP is a function in Google Sheets that allows you to lookup a value in a horizontal table. To use HLOOKUP, you need to know the following: 1. The location of the table that you want to lookup data in. This is usually in a different sheet in your workbook. 2. The column number in the table that you want to lookup the data in. 3. The value that you want to lookup. 4. The orientation of the table (whether it is vertical or horizontal). To use HLOOKUP, you can follow these steps: 1. In the cell where you want the result to appear, enter the formula: =HLOOKUP(value, table_location, column_number) 2. Press enter. 3. The result will appear in the cell.

When should you not use HLOOKUP in Google Sheets?

There are some instances when you should not use HLOOKUP in Google Sheets. One instance is when you are trying to lookup data in a table that is located on a different sheet. Another instance is when you are trying to lookup data that is located in a different workbook.

What are some similar formulae to HLOOKUP in Google Sheets?

There are several similar formulae to HLOOKUP in Google Sheets. The VLOOKUP function is similar to HLOOKUP, but it performs a vertical lookup, instead of a horizontal lookup. The INDEX and MATCH functions can also be used to lookup values in a table. The INDEX function returns the value at a specific row and column in a table, and the MATCH function returns the position of a value in a table. Finally, the Google Sheets QUERY function can be used to lookup values in a table, and return the values from a specific column in the table.

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